“Today, just take time to smell the roses, enjoy those little things about your life, your family, spouse, friends, job. Forget about the thorns -the pains and problems they cause you - and enjoy life”
― Bernard Kelvin Clive, Your Dreams Will Not Die
This quote resonated with me, earlier this summer I was focusing so much on work that I didn't take the time out to smell the roses. It left me cranky and sweaty (well because it's summer and it's hot af outside)
I'm using this last month of summer and beyond that to take time to smell the roses. Started a few weeks ago :) It's been a blast! During that time I have been Instagramming like a madwoman being out and about at Milk Studios, catching a few shows, attending Pottercon and snagging some rad gear for an upcoming post!
Devoting more time into fun helped me balance my work/school life. I wanted to share a few of those tips I learned over the past few months:
1. Focusing on what's important for that day: I'm a publicist we are always 4-6 months ahead of everyone. I learned to stay in the present.
2. Delegate, Delegate, Delegate: I realized I had the tendency of doing everything myself, then getting impatient about doing everything...it was self inflicted behavior. I'm honest and realistic with my time, using my resources at work for help getting a release out or proofreading a memo. The quality of my work is more elevated because of it.
3. Sleep: Shutting it down at a decent hour to unwind and head to sleep. As a result, I'm waking up much earlier, working out and doing work earlier, which means more time for fun!
4. Stop talking about being busy and do it: No one cares! I realized if I was so busy then I wouldn't be posting about it and then posting a funny meme a friend sent me.
I'm stoked for the remaining part of the summer and the arrival of fall: Pumpkin Spiced Lattes, Football, NY Comic Con, and How to get with Murder Season 3. I'm taking these helpful tips with me to make the time for them ha ha!
How do you guys make time for fun? Any last minute summer plans?